Company premiere

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Libretto: Picander (pen name of Christian Friedrich Henrici), with text from the Gospel of Matthew

World premiere: April 11, 1727, at Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany

Production from the Hamburg Ballet

The company of the Hamburg Ballet

The Evangelist: Joshua Blue*
Jesus: Michael Sumuel*
Soprano soloist: Tamara Wilson
Mezzo-soprano soloist: Susan Graham
Tenor soloist: Ben Bliss
Bass soloist: Kristinn Sigmundsson (March 12, 17)
Baritone soloist (March 20): Michael J. Hawk †
Baritone soloist (March 23, 26, 27): James Martin Schaefer

*LA Opera debut
† Member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program

Creative team: 
Conductor: James Conlon
Choreography, staging, set and costumes: John Neumeier
Chorus director: Grant Gershon
Children's chorus director: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz (Los Angeles Children's Chorus)

Performance dates and times:
Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 2pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 2pm

Performed in German with English supertitles 

Estimated running time: four hours, including one intermission

Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) 

All programs, artists and dates are subject to change. 

Last updated: March 25, 2022